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2003 Pavie 750ml
2003 Pavie
France - Bordeaux - St Emilion / Premier Grand Cru Classe B
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Pavie
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 126

($150-$175) Impressive full medium ruby color. Quite locked up on the nose following the February bottling; hinted at currant, smoked meat and roasted nuts as it opened in the glass. Extremely powerful but a bit chunky today, conveying an impression of extraordinary solidity. One senses but does not taste the minerals and primary berry fruit. But this painfully closed wine already offers uncanny sweetness. The major mouthful of tannins calls for at least six to eight years of cellaring. A classic extreme 2003 that is currently in a sullen stage. This is sure to controversial-at least until it begins to recover from the bottling. My score may prove to be conservative, but today it's the dried fruit character that dominates.

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WA
98

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 164

The 2003 Pavie (7,080 cases; 13.5% alcohol) is closest in style to the 2000, but slightly more evolved and exotic. Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary perfume of charcoal, creme de cassis, melted licorice, espresso roast, and blackberries. The wine, which hits the palate with a dramatic minerality, comes across like a hypothetical blend of limestone liqueur intermixed with black and red fruits. With massive depth, richness, and body, this tannic 2003 should be forgotten for 4-5 years, then enjoyed over the next four decades. The integration of acidity, tannin, and wood is flawless, and the wine is incredibly pure, rich, and intense.

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WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

Dark purple. Shows intense aromas of raisin, coffee and treacle tart. Very, very ripe. Full-bodied, superrich and velvety. This is so layered and powerful. Blockbuster. 7,500 cases made.

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Community Reviews

raphaelmatias Trust Rating: 76 Tasted On: 11/22/2011

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CBS Wine Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 06/16/2011 Drink Dates: 2011-2040

Richard P Trust Rating: 67 Tasted On: 01/23/2010 Drink Dates: 2009

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tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 01/03/2010 Drink Dates: 2010-2025 Site Blog: mac_h

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

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Loude Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 12/27/2009

Deep blueish crimson. Completely unappetising overripe aromas. Why? Porty sweet. Oh REALLY! Port is best from the Douro not St Emilion. Ridiculous wine more reminiscent of a late harvest Zinfandel than a red bordeaux with its unappetising green notes. [I should make it clear that these notes, like the great majority, were written long before I knew what the wine was - and I have witnesses, necessary since I have been accused of being prejudiced against Monsieur Perse's wines.] Aug 05

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